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Morton Family History

Morton Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton, named in Old English as ‘settlement (tun) by or on a marsh or moor (mor)’.Swedish: variant of Martin.French: contracted form of Moreton 2.Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames or of various other non-English names bearing some kind of similarity to it.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Morton Families

  • Number of Morton families
     370 - 738
     124 - 369
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Morton families
     1,547 - 3,092
     516 - 1,546
     1 - 515
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Morton families
     802 - 1,601
     268 - 801
     1 - 267
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Morton Family Origin

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Morton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Morton

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Morton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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